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Enablement Lead- Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI)

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization to achieve more. Our CEO’s partner-first vision for Microsoft puts the partner at the core of Microsoft’s strategic growth plan. A key contributor to partner growth and success, the Global Partner Solutions (GPS) Enablement Team collaborates across product, engineering, and learning to drive Microsoft mindshare and build end-to-end capability and capacity within our partner ecosystem.

The GPS Global Enablement team engages across Microsoft’s Azure, Business Applications, Modern Work, and the Security, Compliance & Identity business groups as well as Worldwide Learning to deliver depth partner capability and capacity at scale through custom global skilling plans designed to meet joint business goals.

This role puts you at the heart of Microsoft’s investment in partner skilling, within one of the world’s largest companies, which drove more than $130 billion+ in revenue last year in the midst of several of the biggest disruptions the technology industry has ever seen. As a member of Microsoft’s GPS Enablement Team, you will drive partner capability through global programs that will fundamentally change the way partner companies are equipped to skill their workforce and play a critical role in driving competitive advantage and significant partner and Microsoft revenue growth. The group broadly focuses on three core activities:

  • Engage with Microsoft’s product business groups to design and deliver valuable partner learning experiences, driving meaningful revenue impact for partners and Microsoft.
  • Deliver Microsoft technical and non-technical skilling capacity and capability scale through remote, always-on and in-person events and learning journeys.
  • Empower Microsoft field teams with the resources to drive local partner engagement with an emphasis on regional and local impact.

As the Enablement Lead for the Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI), you operate as the subject matter expert for the ESI program for partners within GPS. You will inform the strategy, benefits and execution of the ESI program, in partnership with GPS Partner Enablement leadership and peers, as well as ensure cross-team execution and field landing of ESI with partners. A core member of the GPS Partner Enablement team, you are a valuable contributor to a scaling organization and are committed to fostering a team culture that drives toward shared accountability and success.


  • Works with the Worldwide Learning ESI team on day-to-day management and execution of ESI, as well as managing the relationship, checkpoints and cross-team coordination activities including executive check-ins.
  • Consistently inform and educate the Microsoft Partner Enablement Field on the value of the ESI program, ESI program opportunities and program execution, including presenting in community calls, one-to-one conversations, delivering training on the programs
  • Supports execution efforts to present the ESI program value to partners, coordinating annual partner onboarding and exchange efforts, ensuring the correct support, presentation and training resources are available and delivered.
  • Managing the regular cadence of reporting to the Microsoft field, internal management team and partner stakeholders


  • 4+ years program management and experience working with partners.
  • Experience in developing skills, training and certification for partners and partner communities is highly encouraged but not required.
  • History in successfully mentoring or leading others without direct authority.
  • Program management, communications or learning and development experience highly regarded.
  • Understanding of the Microsoft subsidiary structure and roles and/or the GPS/OCP field organization is encouraged.
  • Understanding of Microsoft's priority solution areas (Azure, Business Applications, Modern Work, Security) is encouraged but not required.

Additional Information:

You will need to be available for both local time zone engagement and to actively participate in worldwide communications and rhythm of the business meetings.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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